The Kinks Announce ‘The Moneygoaround’ One-Man Show Livestream Special

By Nate Todd Jan 21, 2021 9:40 am PST

The Kinks announced a one-man show livestream special, The Moneygoaround. The 45-minute play will air as a one-time only broadcast on The Kinks’ YouTube channel on Friday, January 29 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.

The Moneygoaround comes in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Kinks landmark 1970 satirical concept album, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One. The play features actor Ben Norris as the leading character and will also feature video content inserts of archival footage as well as the “Any Time 2020” lyric video, the “Lola” unboxing visual and the “Lola” lyric video. The Kinks co-founding member Ray Davies wrote The Moneygoaround with longtime collaborator Paul Sirett.


Ray detailed The Moneygoaround in a statement. Read his words below:

The Moneygoround is a one-man show documenting a character facing the challenging circumstances of making an album under extreme pressure. This play, similar to a psychodrama, follows the ups and downs of the character as he plays out events in his life. He confronts the dark forces surrounding him after falling into an emotional and financial “hole” eventually he is saved by a song after confiding in his friend, Lola.

Watch the trailer for The Moneygoaround below:
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